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Member Since 25 Mar 2013
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In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

18 June 2013 - 04:43 PM

I just got home from the 4 day festival I went to (Bonnaroo! tongue.png )! It was super fun and my face literally became super clear after the first day. I'm not sure why.



Anyway....I felt so good not worrying about my skin and not looking at it in the mirror intensely for 4 days. It made me think that I need to stop coming to acne.org. I need a break. I'm going to take it off of my bookmarks. I need to stop thinking about it so much. I start eating whole-food vegan tomorrow (I've been a vegetarian for a couple years now), and I'm excited about a new step in my life. My goals are to run a half marathon by next year and to read more books and just be more productive in general. Acne pulls me down and I let it. My life is much more than my face and positivity is so important for my overall happiness. I can't focus on my acne so much anymore. So, maybe I'll be back one day but I must move on for now. Bye ya'll! biggrin.png Good luck with everything! You're all beautiful and deserve to feel that way!

Glad you are feeling much better about yourself, a shame you are leaving the site now though, have really appreciated all your support with regards to telling my husband what I'm going through with acne. Best of luck for the future lovely lady :)

In Topic: Meanest thing that someone has said about your acne

18 June 2013 - 04:19 PM

being told to kill yourself because you are so ugly isn't just my twisted perception of the world. it actually physically happened to me. a person actually felt like they had the right to tell me that for whatever reason. as if i wasn't human or worthy of anything but death. many other  people have said similar things like that in different variations and again it wasn't me having a negative perception of the world. it actually happened. i have also had to get into physical confrontations with people just to keep some sort of self worth and pride. it is all very tiring.


reading other peoples posts and stories here I would have to only assume things aren't better in other peoples neighborhoods. i guess it is basically human nature. it is unfair to some of us. some of you can still skate by in life and be positive which is awesome. good for you! but please excuse us if  some of us get angry.

(((hugs))) Frank*L :(


It makes me so sad to hear what you and so many of us have had to put up with from nasty people just because we have a skin condition. 

In Topic: Meanest thing that someone has said about your acne

15 June 2013 - 09:14 AM

Another incident just occurred to me, I offered to do my sisters make up for their night out and they sneered and said something along the lines of 'erm, no cos look at how you put yours on, I don't want mine looking like that'. They were referring to my 'over done, cakey, orangey foundation' used to desperately hide my acne but with no avail.


Was really hurtful because how I put my own make up on is not representative of how I would do someone elses - I am actually really artistic and extremely good at applying eye make up and retro liquid eyeliner on myself and other people.


Again, fed up of being so stigmatised over having acne, people should realise how much words hurt. Well, knowing my sisters and how they generally treat me, that was obviously their intention :( They said countless other remarks about my skin over the years too. One would look at me with such hatred and snarl 'spotty bitch' at me, they would constantly make it clear that they were considered far superior to me due to not having spots. 

In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

14 June 2013 - 09:50 AM

Feeling much better today and yesterday, skin has calmed down a little. I wore my MAC foundation last night to go to a dinner party and for the first time in ages felt quite good about my skin, it seemed to make me look like a barely had any acne or marks :) Might have to wear that one more often instead of my usual Max Factor foundation which looks more natural but doesn't cover a whole lot!


Still missing my husband who is away doing army stuff for another 2 weeks, but I will get through it.

In Topic: Meanest thing that someone has said about your acne

10 June 2013 - 06:57 PM

I have had thousands of very cruel comments, some I have written on here, one more that just popped into my head...


A guy from work asked me why I bothered wearing eye make up and lip gloss when there were more important things to fix on my face ie. my acne! sad.png


Again, people thinking you can effing control it!!! Urgh.



Girl, I got an update: I was at work today and this kid approaches me and says: "Oh you have something on your neck..." At first I was confused, so I touched the area that he was talking about and realized that he was referring to my acne... I was so mad but I could not lose my temper cause of work (UGHHHH). I am sure he knew it was acne but he had to emphasize it.

Oh my, are you serious? Very sorry to hear you had someone comment today, that's all you need to dampen your spirits huh? PEOPLE!!!! :(